School bus charge upsets

Families hit with $200 fare per child

Children living in Linkwater in the Marlborough Sounds face a dangerous journey to school as their parents are charged $200 per student per term to catch the bus.
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Sugary drinks banned

Marlborough District Council will ban sugary drinks sold from council premises and events.

Drought not a patch on 'big dry'

Marlborough farmers who remember "the big dry" of 2001 say the region is experiencing a normal summer.

Sweet-Az ready to resonate

8:30am More than 1000 people are expected to descend on Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Waitangi Day for the inaugural Sweet-Az Sun Festival.

Kapiti to Blenheim service launches

A new Kapiti Coast Airport to Blenheim air service has taken off.

Library cull hits school resources

Pupils have lost a valuable resource with the cutting of access to the National Library's specialist non-fiction books, a Marlborough principal says.

Changes keep RJ services busy

Restorative justice workers in Marlborough have been shaken into action this week after changes to the sentencing legislation.

School bus charge upsets

Children living in Linkwater in the Marlborough Sounds face a dangerous journey to school as their parents are charged $200 per student per term to catch the bus.

N-Viro fills superstructure order

Grant used for pre-diabetic patients

Rail restoration on track

Passengers travelling on the new Omaka branch line will be tracking over pieces of history salvaged by local rail enthusiasts.

Awatere bite premier bullet

Awatere have been forced to withdraw from the top ranks of Marlborough club rugby after struggling to put together a competitive division one team for the forthcoming season.

Honk n' Jack the best

Honk n' Jack picked up both line honours during race two of the Oddies Marine Summer Twilight Series on Tuesday.

Lolohea's chance to show off his skills

Grammer unveils new challenge

Strong Marlborough line-up at Ruataniwha

A strong contingent of Marlborough rowers will line up at the South Island club championships on Lake Ruataniwha, near Twizel.

Sweet intake sours our breath

We should be puckering, not smacking, our lips at the latest statistics on our nationwide consumption of sugary drinks.

Too bad if SkyCity abandons project

We should not be surprised to learn that the building of an international convention centre in Auckland would cost at least 25 per cent more than the original estimate.

Beware the hovering invader

Camp host 'completely content'

Go slow. Be alert. For pity's sake

The rule for passing a school bus that's dropping kids off or picking them up is the same whether you're in the city or a town or a country road.

Water cuts could hit vineyards

Some grapegrowers could struggle to ripen their fruit if the Southern Valleys Irrigation Scheme is shut off on Thursday.

Chance to dine among the vines

Saint Clair Cellar Door and Cafe has reopened after a longer than anticipated renovation.

Kono takes ownership of Chinese firm

Sounds Air fills flight gap

Internet spells end for bookshop

Blenheim's largest independent book store has reached its final chapter after online competition caused sales to drop.

Kaikoura festival wows crowd

Kaikoura's annual summer music festival is the perfect cocktail of music, people and place, says musician James Coyle.

Icecream lovers swoop in

Poppy's homemade icecream shop has seen "phenomenal" numbers of customers this summer, said owner Karen Barwick.

Momorangi tops for camping

If it's a true Kiwi camping experience you're after, stay at Marlborough's Momorangi Bay.

Perfect spot for a picnic

Once known as "Laughing Bob's Bay," this little beach at the base of Victoria Domain has been the scene of family picnics for generations.

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